‘Japanese prime minister, apologize for forced prostitution’


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Two former South Korean ‘comfort women‘ in Tokyo to condemn sex slavery agreement

26 January 2016

Two South Korean victims of Japan′s wartime sexual enslavement of women held a press conference in Tokyo condemning the agreement reached by the two governments just under a month ago.

Speaking on Tuesday at the Diet,Lee Ok-sun and Kang Il-chul demanded Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologize to them in person and pay them reparations.

They accused Abe of trying to silence the victims by buying them off with what they said was the ″meager compensation″ outlined in the agreement.

They also said they do not blame the Japanese public, rather it is the fault of the Japanese government and Prime Minister Abe.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Former sex slaves demand personal apology from Abe

Wednesday 27th January 2016

by Our Foreign Desk

TWO Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military in World War II are demanding a personal apology from PM Shinzo Abe.

Lee Ok Sun and Kang Il Chul, both now in their eighties and wheelchair-bound, told reporters in Tokyo yesterday that they rejected the recent settlement negotiated between the South Korean and Japanese governments.

The women said neither government had asked their opinion before reaching the agreement.

They added that Mr Abe’s statement did not address them personally and that his pledge to create a one billion yen (£5.9 million) victims’ fund was not for compensation but for humanitarian work.

“Not only has Abe not apologised but he hasn’t even tried to meet us,” Ms Kang said angrily. “Why doesn’t he come out and apologise? We want him to meet us face to face.”

Ms Lee and Ms Kang are among a handful of survivors from the tens of thousands of so-called “comfort women” kidnapped by the invading Japanese army and forced to have sex with soldiers.

They were sent to Japanese-occupied China when they were teenagers in the early 1940s and did not return to their homes until decades later.

Also yesterday, Japanese Emperor Akihito, the son of wartime leader Hirohito, expressed guarded regret for his country’s brutal occupation of the Philippines at the end of a visit to the country.

He noted that in the 1945 battle to liberate the capital Manila, “a tremendously large number of innocent Filipino civilians were victims.”

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